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Chicago is here*, wish you were beautiful

I’m in Chicago’s Union Station en route to New York’s 9/11/2012 events, including the Off the Radar Film Festival and the Ground Zero 9/11 symposium and protests. Alternative AIDS researcher Andrew Maniotis. I just met him for the first time,totally at random, on the streets of Chicago. Since I had a couple of hours to kill during my train layover, I exited the station and hung out by the Adams Street Bridge overlooking the Chicago River. Across the river, the top of the Sears Tower extended toward the sky like the giant middle finger of Larry Silverstein, who bought the…


Chutzpah, thy name is Silverstein! Larry wants more billions for blowing up the WTC

If you thought Andrew “assassinate Obama for Israel” Adler was the last word in chutzpah…think again. Larry “blow up the World Trade Center for Israel” Silverstein is light-years beyond Adler. Larry Silverstein, you may recall, is a reputed mobster who allegedly got his start in the sex services business and then oozed into real estate. Two months before 9/11, Silverstein finalized his 100-year-lease on the white elephant, condemned-for-asbestos World Trade Center complex – and proceeded to double the insurance and hardball his insurers into changing the policy to “cash payout.” On 9/11/01, Silverstein skipped his usual breakfast at the top…